"Denny, what's the biggest learning for you in this process of taking the Diamond Leadership Model throughout your organization?" Bob asked.
It was a great question. I thought for a few seconds.
"The biggest learning for me so far is that leadership development has to be elevated to the level of strategic initiatives-the same as marketing, product development, capital investments and other high level objectives. As a senior manager, the thing that I can impact the most in my business is developing leaders. So far, the results are proving that to be true. And I find that I am having fun again."
Mark Hinderliter is president of The AbeL Group LLC, a consulting firm that helps companies develop leaders and managers. He has conducted leadership programs all over the United States, Canada, and China, coaching clients in manufacturing, higher education, retail sales, IT, health care, and the utility industries. Hinderliter lives in St. Louis, Missouri.